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For thinking it's hilarious that grown adults think they can ask "the cosmos" for anything they desire??

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MuthaInsuperior Wed 21-Sep-11 10:27:33

This isn't a thread about a thread but the idea of "cosmic ordering" first became known to me yesterday when I read a thread in relationships. To be fair, I think the people in that thread were just having a laugh with it which is fair enough. But I later mentioned it to my friend (she was saying she wanted nothing more than a new house) so I joked "oh just cosmic order one, it's easy apparently" and she replied "actually I will do" shock and she was being totally serious. She then went on to say that she already had a cosmic order on the go and was awaiting the £350 she'd asked for to get her car fixed. She's that sure this £350 is going to magically appear that she's booked a weekend away in said car for the week after the money is due to materialise!!
So after that bewildering conversation I went on the internet to find this stuff has a HUGE following and people actually believe they can "order" anything they want from the universe. On one site "orders" were made public and there was one that made me spit my coffee out - "please universe - I want to win the lottery. I had nothing growing up and I want my kids to have everything. I will be generous of course with the money and will make sure it is well spent. Thank you" WTF??

Surely if life was this simple we'd all be walking around blissfully happy?! I don't know whether to find it funny or sad - I mean grown adults thinking to themselves "I want a brand new car - I'll ask the universe for it" and then to sit there waiting for it??

Like I said, nothing wrong in having a laugh, saying this stuff in jest or I suppose even trying it out of desperation (like a non religious people praying) but to think your general desires will come to you in such a way??

poppyknot Wed 21-Sep-11 10:30:58

Noel Edmunds is big on CO. Say no more..........

Lizzylou Wed 21-Sep-11 10:33:29

OOh, do you think I can order me some thinner thighs and a perter bum?

Saves me killing myself at the gym.

SardineQueen Wed 21-Sep-11 10:34:42

Yes Poppy - Noel Edmunds is enormously successful and wealthy...

So, um...

<offers up prayers to cosmos and makes weird biro squiggles on elbow>

lesley33 Wed 21-Sep-11 10:35:05

I had two quite evangelical christian friends who used to pray often for material goods for their upcoming wedding and their new house!

reallytired Wed 21-Sep-11 10:39:21

Whats the difference between "cosmic ordering" and prayer that many people all over the world practice. I think that its ridiculous to pray for things that you don't really need or can achieve on your own. I think your friend must be joking. I dread to think of all the stupid things people would pray for if cosmic ordering worked. In life you need to be careful what you wish for.

I have prayed for God's help when I have felt like self harming and it has worked.

lubeybooby Wed 21-Sep-11 10:42:18

Hahaa, I think I was probably on said thread you saw... and yes we are having a laugh with it more than anything.

However, I do think there is something in the way it focuses the mind on going after what you want. I don't really think the universe is just going to present me with my 'order' but I have a tiny heart drawn on my hand and it's definitely been reminding me to make an effort, which I have done with sending messages etc on a dating site. I've now had a great conversation with someone very nice and will have a date soon. Now - pre cosmic order and daft symbol drawing, I was really fed up of the whole thing and not making any effort at all. So it's 'worked' for me by making me do the legwork... if you see what I mean.

If people out there are just demanding random amounts of money and lottery wins and sitting back and doing nothing then err... well I really don't think that's going to work.

zukiecat Wed 21-Sep-11 10:42:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheVermiciousKnid Wed 21-Sep-11 10:42:22

A cosmic sense of entitlement ... wink

faverolles Wed 21-Sep-11 10:45:07

I think the feeling that there is something out there looking out for us is very comforting, especially if you are at a stage in your life when things are spiralling out of control. I think it can help as you feel a little more in control and can focus on one thing rather than having a woolly brain trying to deal with too many things at once.

I am still waiting for the 1.1 million I need to buy my dream house though wink

AKMD Wed 21-Sep-11 10:56:09

I think there's a difference between just putting wants into the blue and sitting back waiting for them to arrive and believing that a nice ask will help your own efforts to get or do something. YANBU to think that requests to win the lottery are a bit ridiculous but they were probably joking (I hope!).

I am religious and have always been taught 'Pray as though everything depends on God, then work as though everything depends on you.' Nowt wrong with that.

Whatmeworry Wed 21-Sep-11 11:02:24

I thought it was a spoof joke on "The IT Crowd" - should have known....

quidsi Wed 21-Sep-11 11:08:55

Some people pray, some people wish, some people are into "cosmic orderering" and some people people do the lottery.
Me? I do all of them grin one day it will work!

aldiwhore Wed 21-Sep-11 11:10:49

I do my bit and buy a ticket, the cosmos does the rest. I won £2.84 on the euromillions last week, thanks Universe!!! (makes a note to be more specific with future ordering).


Vibrant Wed 21-Sep-11 11:14:31

It works for me. But I do believe that cosmic ordering is far more complicated than just making an order for what it is you want. You can order anything, but if deep down you don't believe you deserve it, or have thoughs like "it'll never happen to me", then you will block the universe delivering it to you.

Zukiecat you need to change that order! Take out the "I will", tell the universe you are doing it now, and all the negative stuff as that's what the universe will hear. You need to say something like "I order that my washing machine will be delivered today and brought into the house and installed safely".

Meteorite Wed 21-Sep-11 11:17:58

Prayer is on the understanding that God might say no. Doesn't sound so much like "cosmic ordering".

TotemPole Wed 21-Sep-11 11:18:01

lubeybooby, I think that's the way it 'works' for some people. It changes their attitude so small differences in what they do and then get results.

MuthaInsuperior, how is she expecting the £350 to arrive? Money sitting on the dining room table when she gets home after work?

TotemPole Wed 21-Sep-11 11:19:06

I order a win on the lottery tonight.

Riveninabingle Wed 21-Sep-11 11:19:16

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TotemPole Wed 21-Sep-11 11:23:15

Hang on, that's no good, that might only be £10.

I order a win of more than £499,000 on the lottery tonight.(That gives the cosmos two options, Thunderball or Lottowink )

You have to be careful how you word it, a bit like with 3 wishes and some smart arse genie takes you literally.

MuthaInsuperior Wed 21-Sep-11 11:35:17

My friend is definitely being deadly serious. She thinks the money will come to her by a series of "refunds and finds" etc. For instance a letter from tax credits will appear one day saying she was underpaid last year by £100. Then something she's been trying to sell for months will suddenly sell for £100. Then she'll find £50 in a wallet and the police will tell her to keep it. Then she'll suddenly be refunded bank charges from last year etc etc. Eventually the total will amount to £350 apparently.

LRDTheFeministDragon Wed 21-Sep-11 11:36:38

It sounds like the way an evangelical Christian mate of mine thinks (weddings again, lesley - which is so odd when you think). She recently posted on (the evil) facebook 'X and I received so many generous gifts at our reception - more than enough to cover the costs and pay for our trip! Thank the Lord for his blessings'. Comments to follow this revealed that, instead of thanking their guests in the normal way, because this bounty was attributed to 'the Lord', thank-you letters were not required.

She has a lot fewer friends now.

allhailtheaubergine Wed 21-Sep-11 11:43:09

I think we need a scientific test of this theory and I volunteer to be the one to do it.

Here goes:

Dear Universe,
Hi. How are you? I'm doing well.
I would like to order a packet of medium - posh biscuits, to arrive in the next 10 minutes please. My friend is coming over and I meant to bake but didn't get round to it. Now I feel bad.
Thanks ever so,
Aubers x
PS - please don't let them materialise in front of her as then the game is up. If you can't manage to get them here before she arrives, pop them in the kitchen and I'll go and find them. Thanks.

Okay. Now we wait.

MuthaInsuperior Wed 21-Sep-11 11:45:46

Would love it if your friend brought a packet of posh biscuits with her Aubergine grin

Vibrant Wed 21-Sep-11 11:46:51

I don't believe that you should work out the detail of how you get what you're asking for. It narrows down the options for the universe. If you leave it up to them there are all sorts of ways they could send what you're asking for.

I know exactly what you mean LRD. I know someone who does the same thing, and I've often thought the same - "well how about thanking the person who actually did/gave you that". It doesn't sit well with me and I think that how we act/react to others plays a huge part in attracting positivity and abundance into our lives.

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